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Celebrate National Fossil Day at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

One of the last great treasure troves of untapped dinosaur fossils in the continental United States lies within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The President proclaimed the Monument in 1996. It is part of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Landscape Conservation System.

Grand Staircase-Escalante was set aside in part to protect the rich fossil resources within its borders. Another reason was to promote the study of the fossils. Much of the entire age of dinosaurs (Mesozoic) is represented by fossil bearing rock layers. However, it is as the great dinosaur chapter draws to a close (Late Cretaceous), that the Monument’s fossils literally become world class. 
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Fossil Discovery from Grand Staircase-Escalante National MonumentView of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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National Fossil Day - A celebration of Prehistoric life

The Bureau of Land Management is partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) , the American Geological Institute (AGI) , and other Federal and state agencies, associations, and organizations to hold the first annual National Fossil Day on October 13, 2010

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